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at sandy hook elementary school. 20 -- 20 beautiful first graders gunned down in a place that's supposed to be their second sanctuary. six -- six members of the staff killed trying to save those children. it's literally been hard for the nation to comprehend, hard for the nation to fathom. and i know for the families who are here, time is not measured in days but it's measured in minutes, in seconds since you received that news. another minute without your daughter, another minute without your son, another minute without your wife, another minute without your mom. i want to personally thank chris and lynn mcdonald who lost a beautiful daughter, grace, and the other parents who i had a chance to speak to, for their suggestions and for, again, just for their -- the courage of all of you to be here today. i admire -- i admire the grace and the resolve that you all are showing. i must say i have been deeply affected by your faith as well. and the president and i are going to do everything we can to try to match the resolve you've demonstrated. no one can know for certain if this senseless ac
this. last month at sandy hook, a place where children should be able to learn and grow, the and comprehensible actions six adults and 20 innocent children were murdered in cold blood. we have seep similar acts of terror in aurora and okay land and tucson, all across the country. -- oakland and tucson, all across the country. we see the loss of life every day from gun violence all across this nation. after the unthinkable tragedy in newtown, president obama spoke to the country and he asked us are we doing enough to protect our children? the answer he admitted is no. that must change. that is why we are here today. today's hearing we will hear from people who deal with the effects of gun violence every day. the wide range of experience will facilitate a discussion on common sense and constructive steps we must take to ensure these tragedies will never happen again. i've a letter from the teachers of newtown which i will enter into the record. i will share with you one sentence it reed, in our schools we ensure the schools have the right balance to ensure they are safe. w
attention this focus and this demand for action really was triggered -- prompted by what happened at sandy hook elementary school where 20 innocent first graders were mowed down. in ten minutes some of them shot as many as 11 times. if we're talking about saving kids' lives and you've got four kids who wrote to the president and said please do something in the wake of this, i think it was totally appropriate for the president. >> absolutely. >> bill: bring them on stage yesterday. >> that's what i think separates them from a lot of other kinds of -- >> bill: speaking of exploiting children, then you have the nra -- so the head of the nra, talking about the ad of course, talked about it yesterday here on the show. i want to play it one more time because david keen, the president of the nra is out today defending the ad again and saying oh, no, we weren't talking about the president's daughters when we made that ad. let's listen to it. see if you can believe this buffoon. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schoo
and horrified by the news of the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. 20 children, six teachers and educators were taken from us at gun point. an act of senseless and incomprehensible violence struck at the heart of our families, of our schools, of our communities across the country. earlier this month shortly after newtown, all members of congress took an oath to protect and defend the constitution and the american people. to protect and defend, that is our first responsibility. today leaders of the house democratic caucus have come together to fulfill that duty to confront the challenge of gun violence in our society to enact, to ensure the safety and security of our communities. under the leadership of congressman thomson, mike thompson, our gun violence prevention task force keeps growing in number. our colleagues are submitting recommendations for legislation, the task force is working with outside organizations, and sharing the latest information on gun violence and steps we can take and must take to end it. today to strengthen the efforts of this task force
? >> sandy endo, thanks so much for that update. >>> nasa will use the same battery technology as the recently grounded boeing 787 dreamliner. li lisa sylvester is monitoring that. what do you have? >> wolf, a nasa spokesman confirms to cnn that lithium ion batteries with the same guts as those in the dreamliner will power the international space station but the design is different and that nasa has rigorously tested them. the dreamliners have been grounded due to fire risks related to battery failures. nasa will start using the batteries in 2017. >>> and we're closer to learning why an illinois man suspiciously died one day after collecting more than $400,000 from the lottery. a medical examiner says his body has been successfully exhumed for analysis. his death was first ruled to be from natural causes but his blood work was retested after receiving a call from an unnamed relative and examiners found cyanide. we'll know the autopsy results in the next few weeks. >>> we are pretty sure thatly nar doe da vinci would like this next story. mona lisa has traveled to the moon. the
this discussion, i'll just tell you one very personal anecdote. three days before the sandy hook shooting, i was in denver, colorado, on personal business. and i was driving through the denver suburbs, and i passed into aurora rah, colorado, and saw the sign and thought to myself -- as journalists often do -- oh, my god, this just disappeared from our landscape. it happened not that long ago in which a young man, now appears to be utterly deranged, b went into a movie theater and began shooting down people with an assault weapon. and it went away. the not part of the presidential debate, it was not part of the fabric of our lives, it was not part of the daily journalistic diet. so on that wednesday night i e-mailed the producer of the "meet the press" show that was coming up on that sunday in which they would be talking about big ideas that america needs to be thinking about. and i said you should put shooting at the top of the list. we have been through aurora, the sikh temple, the oregon shopping mall, think about this, this is before we got to sandy hook. in newtown. we'd had a time of ab
to the nation, are we a nation that's better than what happened to the children in sandy hook? are we a nation better than what we saw 50 years ago in birmingham, alabama? so the question is, just as someone so eloquently stated, they're killing our babies. but that was sort of the turning point. >> what do you want to hear from the president on monday when he gives his inaugural speech? what do you want to hear? >> i want to hear him have an extension of what was, i call it, a political program when he got the biden recommendations. essentially, i want him to have a nonviolent call to arms and say to the nation that i am taking this oath of office, commemorating the 84th birthday of the american apostle of nonviolence, and i think that we, as a nation, can do no less to summon the better angels of ourselves to, at this time, at this place, to rededicate ourselves irrevocably to nonviolent resolution where violence is the choice of gun and violence is not a rational option. that's the best way we can honor that extraordinary man. >> very quickly, the president will be taking the oath, using tw
to hurt anybody. when the sandy hook tragedy happened and i saw it on the news, my heart was broken, no more, no less than the amish school shooting, columbine or aurora. i think they are all tragic and hurts me. i hate to see people do that to each other. but, no, no, i have never seen myself as a danger to myself or to others and my doctor, my mental health professional said the same thing. i'm forth coming and i'm honest. that's it. host: we appreciate your story and your time very much this morning on "the journal." . chris in virginia will be our last call on mental health and gun violence. chris, hang on for just one second and going to show you the new lines. we'll keep chris on the air. but for this last half hour in our discussion about the president's gun control proposals, your reaction, we want to hear about the issue of police presence in schools. are you in favor of that. what do you think about increasing the police presence. the n.r.a. has called for armed guards at schools or carrying laws for teachers, we want to know about increased security or police presence at
"sandy" -- last october -- spent the night in tents with propane heaters. britain, the netherlands and germany are warning their citizens to get out of benghazi, libya. the alert today cited an the city. the alert today cited an imminent threat to westerners in the city. there were no specifics, and the u.s. embassy in libya said it had nothing pointing to threats against americans. the u.s. ambassador to libya -- and three other americans -- died last september when islamist militants attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. north korea declared today it will conduct a third nuclear test, defying newly expanded u.n. sanctions. the announcement came two days after the u.n. security council condemned the north for a long-range rocket test last month. in response, the north's top governing body -- the national defense commission -- issued this statement, on state t.v. >> ( translated ): we do not deny that a variety of satellites and long-range rockets will be launched. one after another and a nuclear test of a higher level which will be carried out by it in the upcoming all-out acti
this other story, there's been a lot of discussion about guns in schools, and guns in general after the sandy hook sad situation in december in connecticut. and now there's a kindergarten girl who apparently owns one of these little devices, you look at the screen at hello kitty bubble gun. apparently, she was talking about this toy at school. it's my understanding she actually didn't even have the toy with her at the mt. carmel area school in pennsylvania. as a result of just talking about shooting bubbles at one another, apparently she received a ten-day suspension. it was reduced to two days, but that's kind of unclear now whether or not she should even have faced any kind of suspensi suspension. >> steve: well, this is kind of crazy the two five-year-old girls were waiting at the bus, hey, i'm going to shoot you with my hello kitty bubble machine and somebody overheard it and next thing you know, just because people are, you know, freaked out about guns since sandy hook, the school got involved. and she was suspended for ten days, and then reduced it to two. but she was also given, becaus
the trauma of the sandy hook massacre, the urgent call to limit easy access to guns has exposed the american cultural divide over firearms. the president has offered 23 executive actions to strengthen background checks and better address mental hent and called for armed officers in schools that want them. but it's fraught with danger for the president. there are 20 democratic senate seats up for grabs in 2014, including in the gun-friendly states of arkansas, alaska, iowa, colorado and south dakota, which suggests any gun control measuresville to be a compromise. >> everyone's trying to divert from the core issue. there is a huge consensus in the country, including a vast majority of valentine republicans that things like assault weapons, high-capacity magazine, universal background check, making progress on mental health -- these are things we should and can do to help reduce gun violence. >> this is something we can do something about -- mental health, information sharing, background checks and other things as well, but it has to be a plan that could work or the president won't get it done
not only at sandy hook elementary school, but the daily tragedies we see all across america. the nation's mayors and vice president biden have stood together for many, many years in support of public safety. after all, it was then-senator joe biden who championed the crime bill, which established the cops program and included the ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, which congress unfortunately, allowed to expire. yesterday, i was personally very proud to be in the white house as president obama and vice president biden unveiled a strong, comprehensive package of legislative and regulatory reforms needed to response to the ongoing gun violence in america's cities and suburbs. every day america's mayors see the carnage caused by illegal guns and assault weapons that have no place on our nation's streets. working with president obama, vice president biden and the congress, we will make sure that the changes that are needed to protect our children are made. ladies and gentlemen, u.s. conference of mayors, welcome back our great friend, vice president joe biden. \[applause]
the purchases. each aircraft costs $200 million. wolf? >> sandy endo what does all of this mean for the future of the dreamliner? miles o'brien is a pilot and correspondent on pbs and an old friend. is it safe to fly, you think, these dreamliners? did the faa do the right thing? zf well >> well, you know, it's better to error on the side of the caution. there's no dreamliners in the sky so whether it's safe or not doesn't matter to you or i. i guess by definition it's unsafe because the faa has taken this very unusual action of grounding a whole fleet of airplanes. this happened with a dc-10 in 1989 after killing everyone on board. that was a maintenance issue, but the dc-10 aircraft ultimately never recovered its reputation. >> if these batteries are overheating, would that be enough to actually bring down a plane? >> you bet. fire on an airplane is one of the scariest things you can imagine. we've seen a couple of crashes in recent years involving fires from airplanes. of course, you remember value jet outside of miami. you remember the swiss air crash off the coast
we begin this discussioncomes out to you on personal anecdote. three days before the sandy hook shooting, as in denver colorado on personal business and i was driving to the denver suburbs and i passed into oruro, colorado and saw the sign that to myself, as journalists often do, my god, this just disappeared from our landscape. it happened not that long ago and a young man now appears to be utterly deranged, went to the theater and began shooting people with an assault weapon. and it went away. it is not part of a presidential debate, not part of the daily journalistic diet. so that wednesday night, i e-mailed the reduced their of the "meet the press" show coming up on that sunday in which they would be talking about big ideas that needs to be thinking about. and i said you should put shooting at the top of the list. we've been through oruro, the sikh temple, the shopping mall. think about this. this is before we got to sandy hook in it. we had a time of absolute carnage in america to see nothing going on in chicago in most urban areas around america. a hundred six homicides in
that were much stronger than expected. so big losses from hurricane sandy, but they were able to raise their pricing, partially as a result of that, so that stock came in with much better earnings than expected. johnson & johnson and verizon are a little bit weaker, but five-year highs. we'll see if the market can hold on to this. chris, back to you. >> thank you, becky. >>> next, a small state's big push for gun reform. delaware attorney general beau biden will be here next to talk about the lessons that his state is learning from the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. >>> plus, biding his time? new signs the vice president is making plans to be back on inaugural podium in four years, this time in a little bit different role. could the third time be the charm for joe biden? >>> but first, a look ahead at the president's schedule. as peter mentioned, he will be attending the national prayer service this morning and then the staff ball later this evening. you're watching "the daily rundown." it is only on msnbc. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't l
in the month since sandy hook, we realize this is a huge problem for our society, and is undermining our constitution. so we said we have to step up. we have got a lot on our plate, but this is one issue we need to speak up about so we're doing it. >> stephanie: absolutely. and sister it is interesting -- i don't know which statistic sounds worse, but i think one of the parents at sandy hook were saying that 85% of the children that were killed in the world are killed here. >> oh, my glory, i hadn't heard that one. oh, my glory. >> stephanie: yes. >> i did get to be at the president's unveiling of this program, and when he spoke of the one child grace whose picture he keeps in his private study, i thought oh my heavens that's it. when we have a specific person who is lost to all of us whose gifts are lost to all of us because of the senseless violence. >> stephanie: that's right. when you see the pictures -- the parents of -- rachel madoux did an interview of one of the parents and they said their duty as parents will never end and they feel it is their responsib
'm glad that he used occasion of the sandy hook crisis to deal with the gun issues. that's -- that killing and -- sandy hook was -- these 20 babies who never had a chance to open their christmas presents, never could see -- something about that that -- a tipping point. yet, illuminates chicago. 32,000 killed nationally. the killing epidemic is huge. i wish it would come to chicago because -- antiseptic new -- the -- >> reverend jackson, we see the chief justice of the united states, john roberts, arriving on capitol hill behind us right now. he will be administering the oath of office to the president for a fourth time. yesterday was the third. twice four years ago. fourth and last time, we should point out. this will be a significant historic moment. >> we are 160 miles from jamestown, virginia, where the slave ship landed. he looks over where lincoln is immortalized and dr. king statue. >> look at that. sonia sotomayor, justice, arriving as well. she will be administering the oath of office. the vice president -- >> since '63 to today, many way it is whole world has change. >> have come
a special task force to develop responses to the tragedy not only at sandy hook elementary school, but the daily tragedies we see all across america. the nation's mayors and vice president biden have stood together for many, many years in support of public safety. after all, it was then-senator joe biden who championed the crime bill, which established the cops program and included the ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, which congress unfortunately, allowed to expire. yesterday, i was personally very proud to be in the white house as president obama and vice president biden unveiled a strong, comprehensive package of legislative and regulatory reforms needed to response to the ongoing gun violence in america's cities and suburbs. seey day america's mayors the carnage caused by illegal guns and assault weapons that have no place on our nation's streets. working with president obama, vice president biden and the congress, we will make sure that the changes that are needed to protect our children are made. ladies and gentlemen, u.s. conference of mayors, welcome bac
the website where you send the denations and the flowers to the families of the sandy hook shooting, that website was posted two days before the shooting. if that's true we have a serious problem. host: do you honestly believe that? caller: i don't want to but that's what i heard on news radio . i'm just letting you know we need to find out what is going on. i don't want people to flip out on this but we need to look into this. i'm scared. host: good morning, tom. caller: how you doing? host: fine thank you. caller: most of the material you read this morning are from liberal newspapers and magazines and you haven't read any from any conservative and all your guests this morning are liberals. and yesterday you had one guest from the brady campaign and your programming through the day was senator for vermont lady and you had a democrat eleven vin talking -- you never have any republican programming anymore. unless republicans watch your show, you're not going to have any balance to your show. host: yesterday we expected to have a round table and he canceled yesterday. the republicans
descended on the northeast. it is making life especially tough, but thousands of superstorm sandy victims living in damaged homes in new york and new jersey. >>> northern new england is seeing more subzero numbers, and temperatures are below freezing as far south as north carolina. this is what it looks like in boston this morning where it's in the low single digits. further south it's also chilly in new york central park, and that's where we find terrell brown. terrell, good morning. >> reporter: charlie, norah, good morning to you both. yeah, it is a whop 1g 2 degrees here in central park this morning. the temperature is one thing, but as we stand out here, the winds are starting to pick up too. that's the big thing. windchill numbers are expected to be well below zero in some places today. this cold is here. it will likely last through the weekend and today could be the worst of it. >> it's very, very cold. >> reporter: all day new yorkers bundled up against windchill temps that ranged from single digits to below zero. >> i'm kind of cold, but i don't care, man. i'm outside. i've got t
vote and look at the sandy vote. a microcosm. what you're finding there is john boehner willing to break what is called the hastert rule, which is that to pass measures with majority democrats when they really need to be passed. i have no illusions every bill is going to go down that way. and then with the debt ceiling, same thing. i do think there's some evidence that republicans are saying, you know, in part for public image reasons but maybe in part because of good economic reasons, we can't keep whacking away at the economy like this to please our base we ha. >> it's not about the two parties necessarily shifting their philosophical positions or moving together but more of a practical decision by the house leadership to recognize the limits on what they can accomplish with the majority in the house and the limits in terms of the public support for their position. you know, one of the things, chuck, the president used the campaign to do was to try to lay out in front of the public the competing visions for approaches to economic growth and deficit reduction. he feels like he'
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is hunting down innocent people, which could be them. you think of virginia tech, sandy hook and they are in close proximity. so they are likely to be hunted down in a classroom or bathroom and killed. so they are not aware at that time that this may be a personal altercation and it's going to be resolved. they have to think they may be close to death. >> sad story. all right. we're standing by for the news conference with the sheriff. we'll give the latest. tom fuentes, thank you. >>> other news we're following in washington, the ceremonies and festivities are over. president obama is getting ready to work on his second term agenda. many republicans are making it clear they see that as a liberal agenda. speaker john boehner, other house republican leaders are about to hold a news conference. you're looking at live pictures from up there. our chief national correspondent john king is here. are the gloves off? >> you can certainly say yes or you might even say that the gloves are still on in the sense that republicans are looking to see what signals the president would send as
, and to honor, the lessons of sandy hook elementary school? and the realization that unacceptable levels of gun violence plague our cities and towns every day. this unspeakable tragedy, and the individual tragedies that take place on your streets all too often and all too often unnoticed, stand as stark reminders of our shared responsibility to address not just the epidemic of gun-related crimes, and the ongoing need for vigorous enforcement of our laws but also the underlying conditions that give rise to gun violence. throughout our history, the overwhelming majority of american gun owners have been responsible, law-abiding citizens. yet we've repeatedly seen -- in the most tragic ways -- how easy it can be for dangerous people to acquire, and wreak havoc with, deadly weapons. although there's no single solution that can bring a decisive end to this senseless violence, it's incumbent upon each of us to try. and it's time to consider what common-sense steps we can take together -- to save lives. this means doing everything we can to secure the tools and resources we need to keep guns out of the
be monitoring, of course the economics comes to bear. we know about hurricane sandy, anybody has an estimate of what the drought of 2012 has cost us so far? the issue is within agriculture alone, the estimate from usda to date is almost $50 billion within agriculture alone. what ends up happening, and don and others could tell you from work done by the national drought mitigation center, is when we ask, well, where are those impacts coming from, the agricultural impacts constituted about 25% of the total number of of reported impacts that we had seen. water resources, energy, wildfire. and one of the things you order in the last discussion and in this one that is the underappreciated aspect of the impacts of drought and air ridty, the loss of ecosystem sources as they support and supply tourism, recreation, clean water and clear air. we do not have any sense of what the costs of those multiple impacts are. we know a bit about the insured impacts from agriculture, but so, therefore, what needs to be considered? the indicators, as margaret is saying, about how people are economically impacted,
responses to the tragedy at not only sandy hook elementary school, but the daily tragedies we see all across america. the nation's mayors and vice president biden have stood together for many, many years in support of public safety. after all, it was then-senator joe biden who championed the crime bill, which established the cops program, and included the ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines which congress unfortunately allowed to expire. yesterday i was certainly personally very proud to be in the white house, with president obama and vice president biden, unveiled a strong, comprehensive package, legislative, regulatory reform needed to responsible to the ongoing gun violence in america's cities and suburbs. every day, mayor's -- americas mayors see the carnage from assault weapons. we will make sure that the changes needed to protect our children are made. ladies and gentlemen of the u.s. conference of mayors, please join me in welcoming back our great friend, vice president joe biden. [applause] >> thank you very much. please. please. please be seated. thank you y'all very
sandy hook elementary school, the daily tragedies all across america. the nation's mayors and vice president biden have stood together for many, many years in support of public safety. after all, who has been senator joe biden who champions the crime bill, which established the cops program and included the ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines as congress unfortunately allowed to expire. yesterday was personally very proud to be in the white house as president obama and vice president biden unveiled a strong, comprehensive package of legislative and regulatory reforms needed to respond to the ongoing gun violence than americans did these and suburbs. every day america's mayors see the carnage caused by illegal guns on assault weapons that have no place on our nation's streets. working with president obama, vice president wright and the congress, we will make sure changes needed to protect our children are made. these and gentlemen of the u.s. conference of mayors, please join me in welcoming back our great friend, vice president joe biden. [applause] >> thank you are
is true is that there is respond to go a crisis and the crisis happened whether it's hurricane sandy, it's gun violence, it's violence, it's gang violence, you need to be prepared and anticipate those kind of acts and be able to prepare to respond to them but more importantly, you have to work to prevent them. >> that's why the recommendations that we put forward really emphasized four key things: being able to expand access to mental health care. you have the situation in new town where clearly the perpetrator there had suffered for some time either undiagnosed or untreated. >> uh-huh. >> that was a major factor that led to that tragedy. >> as well as in aurora colorado? >> yeah. >> or tucson. columbine was also an instance where bullying played significance. increasing the programs and training for educators and students that help prevent violence that help circum vent violent behavior like anti-bullying programs, being able to upgrade school facilities, being able to have security doorstion being able to have buzz-in doors, that infrastructure is par
hit by superstorm sandy. >>>a gun show in north carolina is back open this morning after a gun went off yesterday, injuring three people. they say a man bought a .12 gauge shotgun into the show to try to sell it but forgot to unload it. it discharged, hitting a woman, man and required deputy. >> when i turned around i heard the gun hit the table. when i heard the gun hit the table, the shot went off and the guy standing right in front of me, as far as you are from me now, it went through his hand, and then undoubtedly then heard a lady hollering it went through her side somewhere. >> the three are expected to be ok. it is unclear if the man will face any charges. today's show will go on but no private gun sales will be accepted, and personal guns won't be allowed on the property. >>> in ohio a man also got shot while visiting a gun show. according to the show's organizer the incident happened when a visitor handed an exhibit error gun to look at it. the gun was apparently loaded and accidentally went off hitting another man in the arm. and in indianapolis another accident happened w
, brooklyn, a woman started a honeyed company that is booming. it was wiped out by sandy, because she is right by the water, so we got honey from rochester. a lot of new york things. >> you mentioned the other members of the committee, their spouses. how did you get it to the position as the chairman of this committee? >> if you are chairman of the rules committee, you become chairman of the inauguration committee. there is the logistical part. there is the launch part. and then i give the second longest speech, after the president. so i had to write it, prepare for it. it is work, but it is beautiful ceremony. i am happy to do it. host: you will see senator schumer throughout the ceremony. he will do a few opening remarks. you will be introducing sonia sotomayor. he will introduce a chief justice john roberts. he will be the emcee of the inaugural ceremony as chair of the committee this year. longview, texas, independent line. good morning. caller: good morning. how're you doing? host: we are good. how are you? caller: i am doing fine. last time i called in, it was inauguration day a
. >> certainly it was a tragedy, benghazi was a tragedy but when you put her up there with 9/11 and sandy hook, and aurora and dozens of others that is just hyperbole, and that's what he is known for. i like rand but he just gets a little whacky sometimes. >> stephanie: yeah a little whack-a doodle. john mccain said that chris stevens spoke to him directly about needing more security. did he do something? pass on the information? or keep it to himself? did he bring the information to the state department? that was an odd moment. right? excuse me you are the head of the armed services committee. >> of course. and she raised that point in a very productive way. so clearly this was not anything that was on any member's radar screen to appoint d which they actually took action in any way. >> stephanie: right. >> so the whole scenario is just an embarrassment, i think. and fortunately i think hilary embarrassed them even more yesterday. >> stephanie: yeah absolutely. i was hoping she would open with i got your freakin' benghazi flu right here. but she is classier than i am. >> yeah. th
in the midwest has descended on the northeast. it is making life tough for thousands of superstorm sandy victims living in damaged homes in new york and new jersey. >>> northern new england is seeing more sub-zero numbers and temperatures are below freezing as far south as north carolina. this is what it looks like in boston this morning, where it's in the single digits. further south it's chilly in new york's central park where we find terrell brown. terrell, good morning. >> reporter: charlie, norah, good morning to you. it is in the low teens in central park. the temperature is one issue as we stand out here, though we can feel the winds start to pick up just a bit and that is the key thing, windchills are expected to be below zero in some areas today. this cold weather is here it will likely last through the weekend, and the worst of it could be today. >> it's very very cold. >> reporter: all day, new yorkers bundled up against windchill temps that ranged from single digits to below zero. >> i was kind of cold but i don't care i'm outside and i got to make money
which was so hard hit by superstorm sandy. they performed at the oscars and they are singing god bless the "usa today." james taylor is performing today. kelly clarkson will be singing "my country tis of thee." and beyonce singing "the star spangled banner." >> it has to be an honor to be selected by the president to sing. thinking about james taylor it was interesting to note if it would have gone differently, he would have been senator taylor. >> he said the right thing. i should do what i love and do what i do best. >> when real estate people talk about location location blair house has it all. margaret brennan is there to show us what's inside. margaret good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. blair house is about location location, location. it's the president's guest house. it's where heads of state come to stay where they come to the capitol. it's also where incoming presidents live until inauguration day. reporters rarely get a look inside, but the chief of protocol took us on a tour. >> welcome to the blair house, the president's guest house. >> t
reform was out of her office especially the response to hurricane sandy. >> john: if she hadn't left the governor's office of arizona, we wouldn't have jan brewer today. >> jennifer: on the west coast, michael, obviously it is early on the west coast. i know that progressives community has got their tvs all turned on to current tv to watch the crowds walking in. but what -- you know, i assume you're in portland for different reasons. >> yeah. i'm in portland for a different reason. as a matter of fact, i'll be in san francisco later today for the rest of our coverage. and i'll see you on "the war room" i'm sure. the whole -- it's funny. yesterday, of course, they were marking the anniversary of roe v. wade. i was walking through this liberal city that i didn't know very well which i've come to like in the few days i've been here. i was walking through and there was a pro-life demonstration there. there was a smattering of people in the middle of pioneer square. not a big number of people there. i thought how ironic that tomorrow we're going to be inaugurating a president who has, aga
in a way you wonder because of superstorm sandy and the amount of money, if you are going to talk about the budget, you have to have this conversation about the climate since these natural disasters clearly are becoming more and more, but i want to point out a quote that barack obama said in an interview five years ago when he was still running for president, and he compared himself to reagan. he says i think ronald reagan changed the trajectory in america in a way that richard nixon did not and in a way that bill clinton did not. the reason i point out that quote. i thought it was an important quote, and it gave you a sense of what kind of president obama wanted to be, and i think you've heard in the maugral address today in the way that president obama believes ronald reagan mainstreamed the conservative movement in the 1980s, that one of the things he wants his president to do is to basically mainstream the liberal progressive movement in the same way, so if the country is, say, center or center right, you can have this argument that when he leaves that he has mainstreamed it and mov
hurricane sandy that hit the whole east coast -- people have been warning for years with the rising sea levels, the more intense storms, the climate change that we have to get our infrastructure right. we thought we found that out from hurricane katrina. of course, we did nothing because our government is not responding to any of the major challenges we have in this country. the idea, starting around 1981, was to star of the beast, so- called, to just get the size of the government down -- to start -- to starve the beast. one of the problems we have is an underclass that cannot find its way out and no longer has any kind of helping hand. >> i think jeffrey sachs just shanked you. and being funny. i thought i heard him say that one of the mistakes we made was back in the 1980's when you were around and running things. one of the mistakes was making our priority all about shrinking government. >> jeffrey sachs and i have a fundamental disagreement, and i suspect most of this panel will have a fundamental disagreement about a couple of facts. it is a fact that this coming march is the 49th
. >> after snowstorm sandy. and being together and working together, republican and democrat. you asked, what i have liked to have more of in the inauguration address, it would have been the spirit that you saw with christie and obama. and i like the fact that after that, republicans, instead of being peeved at him, oh, my gosh, you helped o o eed out th guy, they liked it -- >> well, they were forced. >> i think the most important speech that chris christie has given was at the reagan library, where he talked about compromise and leadership. and he said, that's the way -- it's not complicated, how you get things done. you get things done through compromise and leadership. and compromise has been a totally dirty word inside the republican party here. >> it's strange. something's wrong. >> if you can keep that theme going, it's very important. >> does it begin anew tomorrow. wrap it up with your thoughts on the rnc meeting tomorrow. >> like i said, we want to be successful. and i feel like what you've seen out of the republicans over the last couple of days is a much smarter approach, to focus
, hurricane sandy and military families who have lost loved ones in iraq and afghanistan, it is a major part of this job and it's not an easy part of it. >> reporter: i think that's exactly right. you see the president and first lady as they get into, again, what we call the beast. just across from us, the adams hotel. on the roof of the hotel some staff members are up there. that's who the president was waving to, everyone trying to crane to get the best opportunity they can to see what's taking place there. we pan the camera back around and you can see the vice president waving to individuals alongside his wife, dr. jill biden. they will head over to the white house again today. there's a thumb's up from vice president joe biden as he looks up to the individuals watching here as well. really struck by this moment as you see, the vehicles out front. this is a tradition that has dated back for decades, of course. president obama attending church here far less often than some of his predecessors only a short distance away. we see jim messina. without him, this may not have taken place. he was
boehner, if he wants to get bipartisan vote as he did on sandy relief, he has to be able to drop the hat, and it's personal changes and institutional changes. >> mr. mayor, you run one of the largest cities in the country, san antonio, texas. what can the president do to help? what do you need? >> the president can do what he has began during his first term. two great examples are to collaborate with agencies in his administration. making the transportation department work with the education department, work with the e.p.a., sustainable communicates, promised neighborhoods. to invest in brain power and education, and also lift up neighborhoods at the same time. and to his credit, he's been more collabrative with mayors, i think than we've seen in a long time. so i have a lot of hope for the second term. >> mayor castro of san antonio, texas, and brother joaquin castro in congress, very kind of you to spend a moment with us. >> great to be here. >> the president will be leaving the capitol shortly. he'll go out the east front where members of the u.s. military have been assembled so that
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